FSAfarm+ Online Tool Let’s Farmers Get Data at Home vs. Local FSA Office
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has launched a new tool that helps farmers, producers and landowners access their FSA farm information from the comfort of their own homes or farm offices. With the launch of FSAFarm+, any farmer can now search, view, and print any FSA farm data without having to visit the local county FSA office. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t stop visiting your local office, but rather gives you a way to look at crop acreage maps and more without having to make a trip to town.
The program, known as FSAfarm+, provides you with secure access to view your personal FSA data, such as base and yields, Conservation Reserve Program data, other conservation program acreage, Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation status information, field boundaries, farm imagery, name and address details, contact information and membership interest and shares in the operation. This data will be available in real time, at no cost to the producer and allow operators and owners to export and print farm records, including maps. Producers also can electronically share their data with a crop insurance agent from their own personal computer.
Farm operators and owners first will need “Level 2 eAuthentication” to access the webportal. This level of security ensures that personal information is protected for each user. Level 2 access can be obtained by going to www.eauth.usda.gov, completing the required information and then visiting your local FSA office to finalize access.
For more information on FSAfarm+, the customer self-service portal, contact your local FSA office. To find your local FSA county office, click http://offices.usda.gov.
Just a few of the features of FSAfarm+ that are appealing to be able to perform from the comfort of your own office, especially in the middle of a snow storm!
- Farmland and cropland information
- ACR/PLC bases and yield information
- CRP and other conservation program acreage
- HELC and WC status information
- field boundaries (common land unit)
- farm imagery
- name and address details
- membership interest and share information
- contact information.
- FSAfarm+ also allows farmers, landowners and producers to search for and print their farm and tract maps. This is a great tool for anyone considering selling a farm in Indiana as well.
For more information contact your local Indiana county FSA office